Thanks for keeping us updated Vincent. It will be interesting to know whether you hear from them again.
Someone has brought another one of these scams to my attention. Here is the email they received:
From The Desk Of Mr. Wayne loi
Senior Staff In File Department,
Ned Bank Of South African
Pretoria South Africa
PLANE CRASH WEB SITE!!!!!!!!!!!
("REMITTANCE OF $22 MILLION U.S.A DOLLARS CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE")
Compliment of the Season,
on a very good day. I am (Mr. Wayne Loi) a senior staff in file department in Ned Bank Of South African(NBSA).I got your contact from a Yahoo Tourist Search.
When i was searching for a foreign partner I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity when I prayed to God about you. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 22 million U.S.A dollars (Twenty Two Million U.S.A Dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in (Monday September 2nd, 1998 GMT 4:22 UK) in a plane crash. Please see for more information. Let Mr.Zhu Li Deposited the Sum of 22 million U.S.A dollars and know body will ever come for this money because he has no next of kin in his documents.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines,
But unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one official in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Six years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner,
And a Southern cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 35 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 65 % would be for me and my woman colleague. There after I and my colleague will visit
your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
POST SCRITUM!!!!!!!!!!! You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank.
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